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Revisiting our favorite reading memories

Alexandra Wladich  March 21st, 2014 

It’s no secret we love celebrating holidays here on OOM. Today is Memory Day, so we thought it would be the perfect excuse to share our favorite reading memories. From...

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Happy 8th birthday, Twitter!

Lia Zneimer  March 21st, 2014 

It all started on March 21, 2006 when Jack Dorsey sent the world's first tweet: "just setting up my twttr." And oh how the Twittersphere has taken off in the eight years...

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Blending books and bodies

Lia Zneimer  March 20th, 2014 

Sometime last week, I stumbled upon the Corpus Libris Tumblr in my Twitter feed. As a bookworm, I loved the premise: they stealthily substitute books into photos. The more...

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Scholastic reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

Scholastic  March 20th, 2014 

Earlier today Scholastic reported results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended February 28, 2014.

Spring cleaning woes: Tackling your book collection

Michael Barrett  March 18th, 2014 

One of the biggest challenges we bibliophiles face is cleaning out our bookshelves during "spring cleaning." We take pride in our personal libraries; however, we need to...

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A ruby-slipper-less Dorothy does not a Dorothy make

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 18th, 2014 

When I think of The Wizard of Oz, one thing comes to mind immediately: those glittery, ruby-red slippers. They are Dorothy's main accessory, a huge fixation of many...

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Storia Reader's Cup 2014: Catch March Madness with your favorite ebook characters!

Guest Blogger  March 17th, 2014 

March Madness is just getting started...and Blaike Hannay from the Storia team is here to announce the Storia March Madness game...with a literary twist! Read...

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What's your literary lucky charm?

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 17th, 2014  Comments • 2

When I was little, I loved the Magic Locket Book, by Elizabeth Koda-Callan. I remember basically nothing from the actual story—my love for the book was based...

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists!

Brittany Sullivan  March 17th, 2014 

Today is National Notification Day, which means that the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national winners!...

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In Our Feeds: Sarah Jessica Parker, a treehouse library and font history 101

Michael Barrett  March 14th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

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Becoming a math person on Pi Day

Alexandra Wladich  March 14th, 2014  Comments • 1

It’s Pi Day! No, not the delicious kind—I’m talking MATH. If you cringed at the word “math” you’re not alone. I am guilty of math anxiety and have told many of my peers “I...

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Move over, Katniss. Literature's unexpected heroines

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 13th, 2014 

Move over, Katniss. Step aside, Hermione. Take a seat, Jo March. There's a new crop of heroines in town. (Though you may not recognize their names right way.)

Scholastic announces 'Worlds Collide' Initiative

Emma Brockway  March 13th, 2014 

Today, Scholastic announces Worlds Collide, an exciting new initiative bringing together authors and fans of The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring...

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This astronaut is "on board" with summer reading

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 12th, 2014 

It may only be March, but we are knee-deep in planning our summer reading campaign.

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

Guest Blogger  March 12th, 2014  Comments • 5

Earlier today, Satbir Bedi, Scholastic's Chief Technology Officer, sent the following note to Scholastic Technology Services staff. We liked it so...

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Jeff Wilhelm on helping kids form their reading identities

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 11th, 2014 

Jeff Wilhelm, one of the authors of Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them, recently stopped by the

Celebrating Sing with Your Child Month

Michael Strouse  March 11th, 2014 

I have only one standing appointment each week with my kids - Music Together class.

We sing, clap our hands, rattle bells and egg shakers and I inevitably sway in...

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In Our Feeds: Problems only book nerds understand, changes to the SAT, and an app to help you speed read

Lia Zneimer  March 7th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Tips to help parents support their children's success in school

Anne Sparkman  March 7th, 2014  Comments • 10

Listening to teachers always lends to learning interesting ideas and viewpoints going on in today's classrooms. We just heard from more than 20,000 teachers on a number of...

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Happy 25th birthday, Reach Out and Read!

Michael Barrett  March 7th, 2014 

Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization that helps implement early-childhood literacy awareness during a child’s regular office visits, celebrates 25 years this...

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Booksellers, customers or both?

Michael Strouse  March 6th, 2014 

One reason I love being in a bookstore is that it makes reading social. It's a gathering place for booklovers and ironically, I think it's one place where our noses are...

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Every day is a day to read aloud...

Morgan Baden  March 5th, 2014 

...But if you don't already, today is the day to start.

Welcome to World Read Aloud Day, a day when parents, students, educators and people from communities...

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Tomorrow and every day, read aloud

Megan Kaesshaefer  March 4th, 2014 

The benefits of reading aloud to children (and in turn, having them read aloud to you), are countless. A recent study out of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic...

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Gimme a B-O-O-K

Morgan Baden  March 4th, 2014 

I grew up a dancer and a gymnast, with my parents shuttling me and my sisters back and forth from rehearsals to recitals to competitions. But when competitive dance lost...

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Bunnies, ballerinas and books

Michael Strouse  March 3rd, 2014 

What happens when a bunny comes to a bookstore? A great event!

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